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This is an unofficial announcement of Commission action. Release of the full text of a Commission order constitutes official action. See MCI v. FCC. 515 F 2d 385 (D.C. Circ 1974).

December 22, 1998

Statement of FCC Chairman William Kennard on
D.C. Circuit Opinion on BellSouth Corporation v. FCC

Today's decision is a victory for consumers.

With its ruling, the Court cleared the way for the Commission to continue to implement the will of Congress and bring the full benefits of competition in the local phone market to all Americans.

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